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  1. Despite Thai laws permitting abortion conducted by registered medical practitioners, unsafe abortion still kills and maims Thai women as a result of inadequate access to safe abortion services. Surgical evacua...

    Authors: Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Nongluk Boonthai, Sasikan Tangthasana, Weerasak Putthasri, Viroj Tangcharoensathien and Kamheang Chaturachinda

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:49

    Content type: Research

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  2. A cultural preference for sons has been well documented in India, resulting in skewed sex ratios, especially exhibited in northwest India. Previous research has shown that family sex composition is associated ...

    Authors: Lisa M Calhoun, Priya Nanda, Ilene S Speizer and Meenakshi Jain

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:48

    Content type: Research

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  3. Lack of male involvement and support for sexual and reproductive health services is seen by many Papua New Guinean women as a barrier to accessing services. Poor utilization of services by both men and women i...

    Authors: Sally Kura, John Vince and Paul Crouch-Chivers

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:46

    Content type: Research

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  4. Over 100 million women worldwide are using oral contraceptives pills (OCP) and mood changes were being as the primary reason for OCP discontinuation. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence a...

    Authors: Ghodratollah Shakerinejad, Alireza Hidarnia, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Khodabakhsh Karami, Shamsoddin Niknami and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:45

    Content type: Research

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  5. Argentina and Uruguay are among the countries with the highest proportion of pregnant women who smoke. The implementation of an effective smoking cessation intervention would have a significant impact on the h...

    Authors: Fernando Althabe, Alicia Alemán, Agustina Mazzoni, Mabel Berrueta, Paola Morello, Mercedes Colomar, Alvaro Ciganda, Ana Becú, Luz Gibbons, Laura Llambi, María G Bittar Gonzalez, Van T Tong, Sherry L Farr, Ruben A Smith, Patricia M Dietz, Carolyn Johnson…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:44

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. The goal of reducing maternal mortality can be achieved when women receive important service components at the time of their maternity care. This study attempted to assess the availability and the components o...

    Authors: Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Alemayehu Worku Yalew and Mesganaw Fantahun Afework

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:43

    Content type: Research

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  7. Awareness of infertility risk factors is an essential first step to safeguard future fertility. Whereas several studies have examined university students’ awareness of female fertility and related risk factors...

    Authors: Kelley-Anne Sabarre, Zainab Khan, Amanda N Whitten, Olivia Remes and Karen P Phillips

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:41

    Content type: Research

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  8. Use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), often known by the brand name Depo-Provera, has increased globally, particularly in multiple low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). As a reproductive health ...

    Authors: Leslie Curry, Lauren Taylor, Sarah Wood Pallas, Emily Cherlin, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla and Elizabeth H Bradley

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:39

    Content type: Research

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  9. In developing nations, the spread of STIs/HIV infection continues to affect millions of young and productive population. In Ethiopia youths including university/college students are at greater risk of STIs inc...

    Authors: Tesfaye Setegn Mengistu, Abulie Takele Melku, Nagasa Dida Bedada and Begna Tulu Eticha

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:38

    Content type: Research

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  10. The behavior of arterial blood pressure in postpartum of women with hypertension and pregnancy and the best treatment for very high blood pressure in this period still need evidence. The Cochrane systematic re...

    Authors: Carlos Noronha-Neto, Leila Katz, Isabela C Coutinho, Sabina B Maia, Alex Sandro Rolland Souza and Melania Maria Ramos Amorim

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:37

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Reproductive health and Family Planning (FP) services have been of global concern especially in developing countries where fertility rates are high. Traditionally FP services had always targeted females with l...

    Authors: Philip Baba Adongo, Placide Tapsoba, James F Phillips, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Alison Stone, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F Esantsi and Patricia Akweongo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:36

    Content type: Research

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  12. Uptake of postpartum family planning (PPFP) remains low in sub-Saharan Africa and very little is known about how pregnant women arrive at their decisions to adopt PPFP. This information is needed to guide the ...

    Authors: Sebastian Eliason, Frank Baiden, Gloria Quansah-Asare, Yvonne Graham-Hayfron, Derek Bonsu, James Phillips and Kofi Awusabo-Asare

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:34

    Content type: Research

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  13. Endometriosis is a chronic condition whose pathophysiology is unknown, but there is evidence suggesting a link with oxidative stress. Paraoxonase is a serum enzyme which circulates associated with high-density...

    Authors: Felipe Barca Bragatto, Caio Parente Barbosa, Denise Maria Christofolini, Carla Peluso, Aline Amaro dos Santos, Fernanda Abani Mafra, Viviane Cavalcanti, Sonia Hix and Bianca Bianco

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:32

    Content type: Research

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  14. Unmet need for family planning in the Pacific is among the highest in the world. Better understanding of required investments and associated benefits of increased access to family planning in the Pacific may a...

    Authors: Elissa C Kennedy, Sean Mackesy-Buckley, Sumi Subramaniam, Andreas Demmke, Rufina Latu, Annette Sachs Robertson, Kabwea Tiban, Apisai Tokon and Stanley Luchters

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:30

    Content type: Research

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  15. Uterine rupture is one of the most devastating complications of labour that exposes the mother and foetus to grave danger hence contributing to the high maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity in Uganda...

    Authors: Peter K Mukasa, Jerome Kabakyenga, Jude K Senkungu, Joseph Ngonzi, Monica Kyalimpa and Van J Roosmalen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:29

    Content type: Research

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  16. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome is one of the most severe forms of preeclampsia and aggravates both maternal and perinatal prognosis. The systematic review available in Co...

    Authors: Leila Katz, Melania Amorim, João P Souza, Samira M Haddad and José G Cecatti

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:28

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. The role of male’s participation in reproductive healthcare is now well-recognized. The present study investigated the role of men in some selected reproductive health issues, characterizing their involvement,...

    Authors: Md Shahjahan, Shirin Jahan Mumu, Afsana Afroz, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Russell Kabir and Kapil Ahmed

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:27

    Content type: Research

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  18. Female sexual dysfunction is a common condition that extremely affects reproductive health and quality of life. To assess this health condition, a valid and reliable questionnaire is required. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Raziyeh Maasoumi, Minoor Lamyian, Ali Montazeri, Seyed Ali Azin, Maria E. Aguilar-Vafaie and Ebrahim Hajizadeh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:25

    Content type: Research

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  19. This paper is a qualitative study of women’s well-being and reproductive health status among married women in mining communities in India. An exploratory qualitative research design was conducted using purposi...

    Authors: Melba Sheila D’Souza, Subrahmanya Nairy Karkada, Ganesha Somayaji and Ramesh Venkatesaperumal

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:24

    Content type: Research

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  20. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends using the partograph to follow labour and delivery, with the objective to improve health care and reduce maternal and foetal morbidity and death. The partograph c...

    Authors: Engida Yisma, Berhanu Dessalegn, Ayalew Astatkie and Nebreed Fesseha

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:23

    Content type: Research

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  21. The practice and timing of routine antenatal visits for healthy pregnant women, introduced arbitrarily and without evidence of effectiveness, have become entrenched in obstetric practice over the last century....

    Authors: G Justus Hofmeyr and Ellen D Hodnett

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:20

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. In 2001, the WHO Antenatal Care Trial (WHOACT) concluded that an antenatal care package of evidence-based screening, therapeutic interventions and education across four antenatal visits for low-risk women was ...

    Authors: Joshua P Vogel, Ndema Abu Habib, João Paulo Souza, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Therese Dowswell, Guillermo Carroli, Hassan S Baaqeel, Pisake Lumbiganon, Gilda Piaggio and Olufemi T Oladapo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:19

    Content type: Research

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  23. In Pakistan, sexual practices outside marriage are proscribed by law. We aimed to assess the range and magnitude of non-marital sexual behaviours of urban men, focusing on men having sex with men.

    Authors: Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, Stephen Pearson, Mumraiz Khan and Irfan Masood

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:22

    Content type: Research

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  24. Unplanned pregnancy in women with SLE can have grave complications both for the child and the woman. We studied the prevalence of contraceptive counseling among women of reproductive age with SLE at a universi...

    Authors: Thannaporn Kittisiam, Yuthapong Werawatakul, Ratanavadee Nanagara and Orathai Wantha

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:21

    Content type: Research

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  25. To date the IMSI procedure represents the only real-time and unstained method available to discard spermatozoa with ultrastructural defects. Several studies demonstrated that IMSI provides positive results in ...

    Authors: Roberto Marci, Fabien Murisier, Giuseppe Lo Monte, Ilaria Soave, Alain Chanson, Françoise Urner and Marc Germond

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  26. Use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) continues to increase, yet little is known of the longer term health of ART conceived offspring. There are some adverse birth outcomes associated with ART concep...

    Authors: Cate Wilson, Karin Hammarberg, Fiona Bruinsma, Turi Berg, David Amor, Ann Sanson, Jane R Fisher and Jane Halliday

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. The editor of Reproductive Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2012). Peer review is essential to the reliable communication of science and we appreciate ...

    Authors: José M Belizán

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:5

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  28. Obstetric Fistula (OF) remains a major public health problem in areas where unattended obstructed labor is common and maternal mortality is high. Obstetric Fistula was able to be prevented, treated and eradica...

    Authors: Sibhatu Biadgilign, Yihunie Lakew, Ayalu A Reda and Kebede Deribe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  29. To measure the incidence of maternal and early neonatal mortality in women who gave birth at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Kenya and describe clinical and other characteristics and circumstances...

    Authors: Faith Yego, Jennifer Stewart Williams, Julie Byles, Paul Nyongesa, Wilson Aruasa and Catherine D'Este

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  30. Maternal mortality and morbidity are among the top public health priorities in Brazil, being quite high, especially among the most disadvantage women. A case control study was developed to identify risk factor...

    Authors: Ana Paula Pierre de Moraes, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Valeria Maria A Passos, Patricia S Golino, Janne E Costa and Marina X Vasconcelos

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  31. Pakistan was among the leading countries in south Asia which started the family planning program in late 50s, forecasting the need to control the population. Despite this early intervention, fertility rate has...

    Authors: Amna Khan and Babar Tasneem Shaikh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  32. Despite Malawi government’s policy to support women to deliver in health facilities with the assistance of skilled attendants, some women do not access this care.

    Authors: Lily Kumbani, Gunnar Bjune, Ellen Chirwa, Address Malata and Jon Øyvind Odland

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  33. Delay in decision-making to use skilled care during pregnancy and childbirth is an important factor for maternal death in many developing countries. This paper examines how decisions for maternal care are made...

    Authors: Donmozoun Télesphore Somé, Issiaka Sombié and Nicolas Meda

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  34. Antenatal corticosteroids administered to women at risk of preterm birth is an intervention which has been proved to reduce the risk of respiratory distress syndrome, intraventricular hemorrhage, and neonatal ...

    Authors: Alicia Aleman, Maria L Cafferata, Luz Gibbons, Fernando Althabe, Jose Ortiz, Xochitl Sandoval, Nicolás Padilla-Raygoza and José M Belizán

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  35. Over the last three decades, cesarean section (CS) rates have been rising around the world despite no associated improvement in maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. The role of women’s preferences f...

    Authors: Nancy H Liu, Agustina Mazzoni, Nina Zamberlin, Mercedes Colomar, Olivia H Chang, Lila Arnaud, Fernando Althabe and José M Belizán

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  36. Current methods for estimating maternal mortality lack precision, and are not suitable for monitoring progress in the short run. In addition, national maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) alone do not provide usef...

    Authors: Sennen Hounton, Luc De Bernis, Julia Hussein, Wendy J Graham, Isabella Danel, Peter Byass and Elizabeth M Mason

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:1

    Content type: Review

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  37. Despite the vast literature examining disparities in medical care, little is known about racial/ethnic and mental health disparities in sexual health care. The objective of this study was to assess disparities...

    Authors: Meredith M D’Amore, Debbie M Cheng, Donald Allensworth-Davies, Jeffrey H Samet and Richard Saitz

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:35

    Content type: Research

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